Intervention Yields Sustained Health Benefits for American Indian Teen Mothers and Their Children

Family Spirit, a program that teaches parenting skills to American Indian teen mothers, improved participants’ children’s emotional and behavioral development throughout their first 36 months of life, NIDA-supported researchers report. The new findings affirm and extend those of a previous evaluation that showed similar benefits up to the first year of life (see Intervention Strengthens American Indian Teen Mothers’ Parenting).

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